CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD)
The professional world has become not only dynamic but also very competitive. Significant changes and challenges can be observed in the environment and more specifically in the regulatory background within which the Certified Secretary must operate. To keep in pace with these changes and challenges, the CS has to continuously update and also increase his/her knowledge so as to be current in all aspects of his/her professional career.
The Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya has a duty to its members and the public at large, in ensuring that the highest standards of professionalism are maintained by its members and this is done through the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Programmes in this Calendar. Every member of the Institute is expected to actively participate in the programmes and functions and attain the minimum CPD credits required.
CPD is concerned with systematic maintenance, improvement and broadening of knowledge, skills, personal qualities and professional ethics necessary for execution of professional and technical duties throughout the CS’s working life. The overall aim of CPD is to develop and enhance the value of the CS as a professional.
The CPD Credits are in two categories; structured and unstructured. The unstructured credits are earned from activities of other recognized institutions while the structured credits are earned from activities and functions that are organized by the Institute OR by other independent institutions accredited by the ICPSK. Currently, the only accredited institution to offer structured CPD Programmes is the Institutional Consultants Limited. In this calendar of events, the members are offered a variety of programmes, comprising of a variety of programs, from which to attain the required CPD credits. For this year, every member is required to attain a minimum of twenty (20) structured units and ten (10) unstructured.